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based on 400 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 7.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.5
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for Money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 7.8

Everlyn S.
Philippines
September 15, 2015
Relax mode
Price, room and peacefulness
Great place to stay if you are looking for a non-crowded and peaceful place. Having a personal butler is weird because I have to call her using a bell because there is no intercom in the room. Just wish the beach was great also, though you can still swim in it.

john C.
United Kingdom
September 07, 2015
Excellent butler tang
Service of butler, location, gardens.
Really enjoyed and will definitely return.

MARIA R.
Philippines
September 05, 2015
Great place!
The staff are fantastic. I love the concept of having my own personal butler. The place is amazing! Very relaxing. The food is very good also.
I'd go back to Hof Gorei again.

HARRY S.
United States
September 02, 2015
Excellent getaway
Loved the round hut
Excellent. Rhea was great personal butler

Smile A.
Philippines
August 30, 2015
Molto bello
Tranquillity, scenery, service
..at its best. Unique way of giving relaxation to the guests.

Marietta R.
Philippines
August 28, 2015
Wished I could have stayed longer
Very tranquil & relaxing ambience. Great food. Kind and warm owner/GM.
By my 2nd day at the resort I already knew I wanted to extend (had booked for 2 nights only, but alas, I could not rebook my return flight. So I'll just return, hopefully sooner, and will stay longer next time!). The resort is down-to-earth paradise, the best place to unwind, to quiet a frazzled mind and recover from stress. Also loved my hut, which was comfortable and had a perfect view of the ocean :-) And the food was great! I also appreciate the fact that it is an animal-friendly place (the dogs, cats and some big birds roam around freely but do not disturb guests. They were well behaved). You can even bring your pet. Will surely return in the near future, for a longer stay.

Robert S.
Australia
August 23, 2015
Peaceful and relaxing stay
It is a peaceful location, with its own small beach and pool, and the staff are very helpful
We stayed for 2 days, which was a good length of time. The resort needs to be visited by boat about 1 hour ride, this was a pleasant experience. The hut where we stayed on the hill was an interesting experience. It is quiet, peaceful and somewhat isolated, but with nice gardens and helpful staff was a very relaxing break for us. They can organise activities and island hopping tours if required.

Olivia L.
Philippines
August 21, 2015
The best is yet to come :))
Their staffs- they were very accommodating. The very best thing I could remember is their honesty. Second, the location itself, it's so romantic, a good place when you're in search of your soul.
I dont have any regrets in choosing Hof Gorei as our home during our stay in Samal. They are one of the best resorts in the island. I couldn't imagine that it would bring the best adventure we could have during our stay. I was amazed when we found out that through habal-habal is the only way to go out of the resort, because you need to conquer the rough roads and rocks before getting into the highway. That adds flavor to the recipe (I mean our stay!). The mode of transpo from Port to Resort is really special. (For you to find out). We enjoyed the beachfront! Early in the morning jam in the pool and in the beach. So awesome to know that they preserve the beauty of the trees, animals and the beach. The resort is so peaceful. Good for a family and lovers. (I dont think a group could enjoy since there were no nightlife near the place, but it will be good to try something new and make your stay peaceful and cool). Eventhough I wasnt able to enjoy Samal with my loved one, i had my friends naman. Its really a good one to stay with when you're inlove with your someone. Its like bringing yourselves unto your own world. Only the chirping birds and the wind breeze could say how sweet you are :) The time discipline when they pick you up at the port going to resort and viseversa is really strict. It manifests how good and well mannered the Davaenos are. Thanks to our butler Glenn, who didnt complained for even once for all the requests we had. You're awesome! I still have our selfies, though! Thanks to the management for your warma welcome, we enjoyed the fresh-fruit welcoming drinks!! More power to Hof Gorei!! Cheers!!

Kathleen D.
Philippines
August 13, 2015
Romantic getaway
you have your own butler (kuya darrel), You are the one to choose where to eat and they will set it up for you. very relaxing place. good for couple ❤️❤️❤️
- you have your own butler. - you are the one to decide where to eat and they will setup for you. on our 1st night we took our dinner on the beach, breakfast at the veranda of our room and lunch on the stone place. staff is very accomodating. - food is delicious but too pricey. limited choices. no free water even if you order meal. you have to buy. 38 pesos each water. this place is very private. if you want to go to the city, you have to ride boat or habal-habal for 1hr. - when we check in, its like we rented the whole resort. we swim alone in their pool and beach. - we availed island hopping on our 2nd day. we went to angels cove, babu sta fe beach and coral garden beach resort. its not crowded on that time. the corals are very nice. water in beach is very clear. sad that i havent capture the corals because i forgot my underwater camera. 😐 for sure i will recommend this to my friends. 😊 till next time

Shi Y.
Malaysia
July 24, 2015
The view from the room balcony is super nice!
Breakfast on the beach is such a good experience! Lunch and dinner are served to our room and the view from the dinning area are awesome!
Relax and enjoyed! Worth for the price!